MORNINGS (10 - 1 pm): « Sharing », 15 workshops or specific talks:
Five urban project tackling different dimensions of public spaces
27.08 : Massimo Carosi (IT)
Dance in urban landscapes : the experience of Danza Urbana à Bologne.
28.08 : Sabine Cornu (BE)
Nuit(s) blanche(s), in Brussels and elsewhere?
29.08 : Wolfgang Preisinger (AT) : Exchange Radical Moments, a live art European project
30.08 : Johanna Tuukanen (FI)
ANTI in Kuopio : an « in situ » festival
30.08 : Sophie Perrier (FR)
Rayons Frais in Tours : reinventing a urban imaginary
Impacts, interests and problems linked to urban cultural policies
27.08 : Sarah Munro (Glasgow)
From European Capital of Culture to Commonwealth Games.
28.08 : Davor Buinjac (Ljubljana)
Public Policy and the Arts in Urban Spaces
29.08 : Jean-Paul Deplus (Mons) and Krzystof Czyzewski (Wroclaw)
Waiting to become European Capital of Culture
30.08 : Charlotte Morel (Lille)
From Lille 2004 to Lille 3000
31.08 : Katrien Laporte (Ghent)
A Nile is running through Ghent…
Five meetings to consider artistic philosophies implemented in urban projects: transfiguration, contamination, participation, perturbation, occupation…
27.08 : Claudia Bosse (AT)
Overwriting Space: some thoughts, perforations and methods
28.08 : FrenchMottershead (UK)
People Places Process
29.08 : Ian Smith (UK)
Mischief in the City – Healthy Disrespect
31.08 : Rajni Shah (UK)
Glorious - Gift and Conversation
31.08 : Thibaud Croisy (FR)
The Citizen as Audience
AFTERNOON (2 - 5 pm): « Debates », five round tables gathering artists, cultural operators, local cultural policy makers and thinkers to discuss cross-section questions.
27.08 : Please, Draw me a City...
In the urban fabric torn by urbanisation, brutalised by speculation, jostled by local and international migration movements, art is often called for help as a social bandage. Sometime it manages to recreate a common urban imaginary... sometime it fails to do so. Beyond urban strategies and perennial monuments what is the role of those temporary artistic projects? Can they re-enchant a city?
With Sarah Munro (UK), Massimo Carosi (IT), Claudia Bosse (AT), Myriam Stoffen (BE) and Olivier Bastin (BE). Facilitation : Benoît Hennaut.
28.08 : Is there a « European » City?
Are European urbanities specific? The Political European Project values diversity; in this context, how is the variety of urban spaces taken into account? Is the relationship to memory, history or heritage – a European characteristic – an advantage or a handicap in our relation to the city? Can these artistic projects travel within Europe without visa?
With Davor Buinjac (SI), FrenchMottershead (UK), Sabine Cornu (BE), Bernard Boon Falleur (BE) and Joanna Warsza (PL). Facilitation: Yohann Floch.
29.08 : Art Side Story : Artists vs Politics
As old as the couple artist / politics can be, making an artistic project in urban space can reveal confronting strategies, sometime painfully. Political instrumentalisation of art, or conscious less artist provoking social break, traps are numerous and relationships are delicate... even though happy meeting are not impossible. What guide lines should we imagine to help this relationship?
With Jean-Paul Deplus (BE), Krzystof Czyzewski (PL), Wolfgang Preisinger (AT), Ian Smith (UK), C&H (BE-NL) and Emina Visnic (CR). Facilitation: Yohann Floch.
30.08 : Party or Mind!
Two main logics seem to be opposed in urban artistic projects today: the first emphasises on fun and big events, the second concentrates on recreating social bonding through in-depth developments. Are these two options incompatible? Are there any other ways? Should it be rethought according to technological mutations occuring since the rise of Internet and the development of virtual worlds?
With Charlotte Morel (FR), Rajni Shah (UK), Sophie Perrier (FR), Fabienne Verstraeten (BE) and Toma MutebaLuntumbue (BE). Facilitation: Yohann Floch.
31.08 : Forbidden and Allowed: Art and Urban Law
Art in public space raises questions of law and customs, as much in everyday life (everyday space for street artists, forbidden places or practices, nuisance...) as in exceptional events (impact on environment and circulation, social or religious touchiness...). What balance should we find between the art’s tendency to transgression and the laws regulating city everyday life?
With Katrien Laporte (BE), Thibaud Croisy (FR), Johanna Tuukanen (FI) and Jean-Paul Curnier (FR). Facilitation : Benoit Hennaut.